4/25: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Peter S. Scholtes discusses the 1961 debate between James Baldwin and Malcolm X at Complicated Fun.

A call for comment on the recent CMT Awards sends Jack Sparks on a rant at the Other Side of Country.

THESE DAYS

The Vatican is preparing to publish a statement on the use of condoms by people who have AIDS, a senior Roman Catholic official has said.

Statistics from security firm Sophos show that China will soon surpass the U.S. as the largest source of junk e-mail.

A South Carolina bill, proposed by Republican Rep. Ralph Davenport, would make it a felony to sell devices used primarily for sexual stimulation and allow law enforcement to seize sex toys from raided businesses.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Minneapolitan Paul Schmelzer blogs on net neutrality, rising oil costs, and architecture at Eyeteeth: A journal of incisive ideas.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Draw a little sketch, and Retrievr will do lousy job of finding Flickr photos that match.

Featuring performances by U2 and Rufus Wainwright et al, director Lian Lunson profiles a musical icon in the documentary Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, coming in June.

The evolution of the Netflix envelope

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The facts are there that we have created, man has, a self-inflicted wound that man has created through global warming."

-- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, discussing climate change on the Earth Day edition of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"

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